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Hinduism and Film: Bollywood
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At one point in the Mahābhārata, the great Indian epic, we come across a declaration so unusual that we pause to take in its dramatic import: yad na iha asti na tat kvacit (“what is not here is nowhere else to be found"; MBh. 1.56.34). The assertion is forthright, it lacks qualification, and, being part of an epic, has no ironic modality. It means what it says for in the Mahābhā…

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Mishra, Vijay, “Hinduism and Film: Bollywood”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_000386>
First published online: 2018



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